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Old 02-11-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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changing fork seals on 07 R1 forks

So I've been hunting around and havent found anything solid yet, It seems the older r1 forks come apart super easy, but I havent found anything as to whether the 07-08 forks are the same. Anyone here ever pull their forks apart? I have to do fork seals on both sides of my bike. Any info or links would be appreciated
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Look on the R1 Forum. There are some great how-to posts on that site. They aren't hard to do, they're very similar to other USD forks.
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Doh! Of all the places I looked....I didn't look there. Thanks!
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I've done the job multiple times. Happy to help if you have questions. This is the tutorial I watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm2F08Ys_zU

It's not on a Yamaha but most of it is the same. You're just going to need the spring compressor tool to be able to compress the spring to get the cap off.

OR You can do it the way I found easiest if you aren't crazy about getting the fluid level exactly correct. I've done both and this is considerably easier. You just remove the fork from the bike, undo the bottom bolt, drain it, undo the cap from the fork leg.

This lets you remove the internals as one piece instead of dealing with the spring compressor and removing each bit and bob. You have to compress the internals while it's out to get the fluid out of it. You won't be able to get everything out (which is why this won't let you adjust the fluid level exactly)

Once you've replaced the seal, put the internals back in, do the bottom bolt, fill the fluid according to the manual, maybe a little less, and thread the cap. Done.
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I've done my fork seals while doing the AK-20 swap and it wasn't hard. I followed the video Dave Moss made and it made it easier..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNV9FkHqag&t=431s

Don't have a seal driver but a larger socket on the back of the old fork seal worked perfect for me.
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